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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Scaling Networks

Chapter Description

This chapter introduces strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture, and appropriate device selections.

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Practice

The following activities provide practice with the topics introduced in this chapter. The Labs and Class Activities are available in the companion Introduction to Scaling Networks Lab Manual (ISBN 978-1-58713-325-1). The Packet Tracer Activities PKA files are found in the online course.

Class Activities

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  • Class Activity 1.0.1.2: Network by Design
  • Class Activity 1.3.1.1: Layered Network Design Simulation

Labs

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  • Lab 1.2.1.8: Selecting Switching Hardware

Packet Tracer Activities

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  • Packet Tracer 1.2.1.7: Comparing 2960 and 3560 Switches
  • Packet Tracer 1.3.1.3: Skills Integration Challenge
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